Massage Therapy (RMT)
Massage Therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.
Clients will enjoy an individualized, goal-oriented, collaborative treatment plan. Goals may include decreasing pain, dysfunction, stress, headaches, and joint restrictions. Massage therapy enhances over-all health and wellness through treatment of the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Massage can decrease vertigo, concussion symptoms, swelling, and post-surgical restrictions.
Rebound’s Registered Massage Therapist, Heidi Broughton, provides Swedish massage, Myofascial Release, Lymphatic Drainage, joint mobilization, Cranio-sacral Therapy, Pregnancy Massage, and Thai Stem Massage to clients of all ages.
Source: College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, www.cmto.com
What is Cranio-Sacral Therapy? Did you know, research has shown that the bones of your skull are not completely fused together and therefore able to move on one another?
Cranio-Sacral therapy (CST) involves your therapist feeling the movement of the cranial bones and your body’s cranial rhythm. Their movement is created by an internal hydraulic system. Its ‘pulsing’ movement pumps the fluid around our brain and spinal cord (cerebrospinal fluid). The therapist feels the pulses and compares the right side of the body to the left side and works to restore balanced, natural movement to the areas being treated. Injury and illness can not only alter this movement, but can also affect the pressure in the hydraulic system. CST is extremely gentle and painless and can be a full body treatment. CST results in deeper relaxation, reduction of concussion symptoms and headaches, joint and muscle pain relief and reduced TMJ issues to name a few. Ask your therapist today!
The benefits of prenatal pregnancy massage include:
- Reduced back pain
- Reduced joint pain
- Improved circulation
- Reduced edema and tissue swelling
- Reduced muscle tension and headaches
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Better sleep
Prenatal massage on the low back or abdomen is not encouraged during the first trimester. However, massage applied to the neck, shoulders, and upper back can be of significant benefit. We offer pregnancy specific cushions/bolsters to improve your comfort during a sometimes uncomfortable time.